One man has died in hospital and his brother is presumed dead following a dramatic Saturday evening in the waters near Bluffer’s Park beach.
Police said the marine unit was already in the area assisting in a separate investigation when they were called to help search for two missing men in the waters around the park’s beach.
Investigators said they eventually located one man in his 30s, who later died in the hospital.
The second man, who police said is 23-years-old, is still missing and is presumed to have drowned. The search for him was suspended on Saturday night but resumed Sunday morning.
Police said the two men decided to go for a swim following a family picnic when they got into trouble in the choppy water. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
Boy in distress rescued from the water by two men in a separate incident
In a separate incident, police said they were called to the park at around 7:30 p.m. for a report that a boy in distress had been pulled from the water by two men.
Police did not release the exact medical condition of the boy but said he is in good condition. The boy’s two rescuers are said to have been injured in the incident as well, receiving non-life-threatening injuries, police said in a tweet.